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Released: 18-Jan-2019 4:05 AM EST
Math Professor & Probability Scholar on the Odds of Winning When Buying a Square at a Super Bowl Party
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Aaron Montgomery of Baldwin Wallace University offers insights on probability and placing a friendly bet at the office Super Bowl pool

Released: 14-Aug-2017 12:00 AM EDT
Researcher Reveals Emerging Differences Among Americans Who Live Together, Based on Social Class
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Amanda Miller of the University of Indianapolis studies how the experience of cohabitation is changing in America. Her latest research and new co-authored book reveal how the process of moving in and living together today often differs greatly by social class, and for men and women.

Released: 15-Nov-2016 10:05 AM EST
Scholar of Pet Safety Offers Air-Travel Tips
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According to Dr. Julie Bailey, holiday travelers who bring pets along run the risk of compromising their trips or endangering pets, if they don’t plan ahead. Last-minute flyers may not realize airline rules may change, sedative or other drug options for pets depend on advance planning, and pet comfort require preparation.

Released: 13-Oct-2016 1:05 PM EDT
Philosophy Professor on the Return Of "The Walking Dead" and Our Cultural Fascination with Zombies
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Alden Stout, philosophy professor at Morningside College, says the ambiguities of the world of "The Walking Dead" serve as natural gateways to conversations about morality and personal consequences.

Released: 22-Mar-2016 2:05 PM EDT
Hillary or Bernie? Scholar Has Studied Generational Political Differences Between Mothers & Daughters
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Krista Jenkins, professor of political science at Fairleigh Dickinson University in New Jersey, has studied differences regarding issues of politics and feminism between women college students and their mothers.

Released: 5-Jun-2015 1:05 PM EDT
Lafayette College Archivist Offers Historical Context on Voyage of Hermione Replica Ship to U.S.
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Diane Windham Shaw, scholar of the Marquis de Lafayette, is director of special collections and the college archivist at Lafayette College, and is an excellent source on Lafayette’s legacy as a key figure in the American Revolution.

Released: 28-Apr-2015 11:05 AM EDT
Scholar of Infectious Diseases & Animals on Avian Flu, Poultry and Consumer Concerns
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As a fast-moving virus forces U.S. poultry producers to kill millions of chickens and turkeys, Dr. Richard French of Becker College explains why this strain of avian influenza is different from others—and says food producers should brace for an even greater impact and loss.

Released: 28-Apr-2015 10:05 AM EDT
Sociologist’s Research on Gangsta Rappers Sheds Light on Emerging Path from Gang Culture
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Morningside College Professor Geoff Harkness looks at diverse communities in the U.S. and abroad. His work has taken him to the streets, clubs and recording studios of Chicago to learn about the connections between rap music and gang culture.

Released: 13-Mar-2015 12:05 PM EDT
The Social Rules Project at Harvey Mudd College
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A new book by Harvey Mudd College Professor Paul Steinberg, is part of something bigger: The Social Rules Project, a free multi-media initiative developed by Steinberg and 100 students, which explores the institutional dimensions of today’s most pressing environmental problems.

Released: 3-Jul-2013 2:30 PM EDT
Decoding Springsteen
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Stonehill College student's prize-winning senior thesis explores how America's recent disasters, natural and man-made, influenced Bruce Springsteen's songwriting.

Released: 31-Oct-2011 12:00 PM EDT
Author, Scholar of Women and Relationships Explores Today's Reduced Expectations
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Women are settling for less and learning to live with it, according to Patricia Leavy, a sociologist, novelist and scholar of women’s issues and popular culture at Stonehill College in Easton, Mass.

Released: 2-Dec-2009 4:50 PM EST
Scholar of Coalition Warfare on Afghanistan Troop-Surge Announcement
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Patricia Weitsman, a political science professor at Ohio University who specializes in coalition warfare, says depending on allies to augment the Afghanistan troop surge is strategically flawed.

Released: 13-Nov-2009 4:00 PM EST
Scholar on Vampires: New Moon and the Razor-Sharp Language of Eternal Love
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Amy Smith, vampire literature scholar at University of the Pacific, offers insights on Stephenie Meyer's books and on celebrations surrounding the release of “New Moon,” the latest in the popular “Twilight” film series.

Released: 18-Mar-2009 11:10 AM EDT
Scholar Authors New Book on Bush Foreign Policy
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Ilan Peleg, a foreign-policy scholar at Lafayette College and author of a new book on the international impact of the George W. Bush administration's foreign policy decisions, is cautiously optimistic about the possibilities for the U.S. to regain global respect and credibility.

Released: 10-Dec-2007 8:00 AM EST
Political Scientist on 2008 Primary and New Hampshire’s Changing Electorate
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Despite some demographic changes--and the recent influx of residents from traditionally liberal states--political science professor Frank Cohen of Franklin Pierce University still sees moderate Republican traditions remaining alive and well among the New Hampshire electorate for decades to come.

Released: 24-Apr-2007 3:45 PM EDT
Noted Gun-Control Scholar Calls VA Tech Shooter Poster Child for Gun Control Failure
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Gregg Lee Carter, professor at Bryant University and a scholar of guns in America, calls Virginia Tech shooter Cho Seung-hui a "poster child for the failure of gun control" in the United States. "Everybody who wrote the Brady Law and the Gun Control Act of 1968 did so with the intention that someone like Cho never obtain a firearm," says Carter, "and he got two of them without any trouble."

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